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for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
and that is growing. and also in virginia, we are tracking 495, the inner and outer loop. listens are wide open from 95 all the way up to that american legion bridge. andrea, over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the son of former president carter says mr. carter will be in washington today. the 85-year-old has a book signing scheduled. mr. carter was hospitalized in cleveland yesterday with with stomach ailments. >>> president obama heads to richmond, virginia. it's the final stop on a four- state tour. the president is trying to energize democrats ahead of november's midterm election. >>> overseas, disease going to be a slow go in spain today. the largest labor unions are calling for a general strike. the daily flights between dulles airport and madrid has already been cancelled. right now we are following breaking news. an apartment fire along 16th street in northwest washington. lindsey mastis live on the streets. what more can you tell us? >> eight people were transported to the hospital. five to the burn unit and one with a child. two people are
in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near brown zeroth and eighth florida tester's protest. wiederkehr cultural center near ground zero. h-- and islamic cultural center. >> president obama and top military brass will remember the victims tomorrow. those military leaders are calling on pastor terry jones to cancel burning the qur'an tomorrow. that has caused a lot of controversy. there's confusion over an apparent deal that went bad. yesterday the pastor said that he called off the event after reaching a deal with the imam behind the ground zero mosque. >> i have his word that he will move ground zero mosque to a different location. >> but in new york the imam made clear that no deal has been struck. >> my major concern with moving muslim world will feel islam is under attack in america. >> i felt it was a sign from god that that was what we should d
have temperatures in the western regions in the 50s in western maryland, west virginia. on the bay, on the eastern shore, around 60 degrees. right near the waters i's in the mid and upper 60s. he view from space showing a mostly clear sky. a few clouds producing showers in eastern kentucky. that is a little bitf a disturbance that may be drifting up into the shenandoah valley. east of the blue ridge, sunset, and metro area perhaps this evening. and otherwise we'llust have a few clouds coming through with highs near 90 today. near 90 on thursday. e'll repeat this on friday. a mini heat wave as we say good-bye to summer, hello autumn. it should cool down as we get to the weekend. saturday highs in the mid-80s. morning lows in the 60s. cooler on sunday in the next week. jerry, how is the traffic? >> doing fine sofr this morning. overnight road work has been picked up. travel lanes open. relatively light to moderate volume. that is good news. northbound movg along well. 395 to 14th street bridge, a little hard to tell this early morning. lanes are open. that's the g.w. parkway under 3
is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and west virginia in many locations. eastern shore is near 60. this dry weather thanks to canadian high pressure pushing in, it will be in place here into saturday with the cooler weather and then sunday a likelihood of rain. it looks like it will end for the skins/cowboys game sunday night. how is our traffic? good morning, it is a huffit ise this morning. no problems to route on route 7. here's a dark look at 28 along the bottom of your screen and the dulles toll road coming at us. very few cars. 66 eastbound, no big trouble spots to start you off this early morning. capital beltway in great shape. headlights are continuing toward the beltway at the posted speed limit. back to you. >>> two women are in the hospital right now after an out of control car went careening in to a restaurant in northwest washington. it happened where florida haavee 18 ath and ucht intersect. there were a lot of people walking around and eating outside. john schriffen reports. >> it's surreal oig. not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witn
for transportation. the latest plan for virginia's liquor industry. >> plus more opposition to a florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the koran. we'll tell you to latest. >> first, it is chilly out there. we got a break from the 90's. how long is this going to last? >> 4:40 on this thursday morning. we have the cold front that moved through yesterday. you felt the winds accelerate and pick up along and behind that front. it is still going to be a little bit breezy today. it is coming from the northwest driveing in the cooler, dryer, less humid air. mostly sunny today. temperatures now around 60 degrees. 61 in frederick. 64 in culpepper. 63 in college park. 69 in lusby. a little breezy, northwesterly winds at 10 and 20. keep the air conditioner off. crank open the windows and let the fresh air circulate. near 80 by saturday. next chance of rain still look it is like sunday with just a few showers possible. low 80's sunday into monday. back to lisa. >> a couple of problems to report now as far as traffic to and from the american lesion bridge. -- legionon bridge. look at 70 in clarksburg. >> y
to the atlantic beaches. now 69 at national airport. the mountains of western maryland, west virginia, many locations in the 50s there. it's in the low0s on the eastern shore away from the waters and around virginia's tide water region up near upper 60s. over the last 12 hours we've seen som increase in the cloud cover coming from a low essure system that's spreading some rain from michigan down through ohio, indiana, kentucky, southern illinois. that's heading to theeast. and it may arrive here this evening. before then, increasing clouds, highs, mid 80s. then there is that chance of a passing shower this evening. maybe some thunder, small chance of that. d then tomorrow we'll get increasing sunshine with highs in the low 80s. and looks like a nice weekend to follow. saturday and sunday both days with some sunshine. we should make it into the low 80s. morning lows, low 60s. let's check traffic for this thursday morning. >> tom, god morning, we get under way, the investigation continues for that horrible accident in district heights. we'll keep you updated on that. other than that, quiet m
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or more daily. now in the district it is 40% of residents. 37% in maryland and under 34% in virginia. when it comes to eating three servings of vegetables a day, 26% of americans do that. dc is still eating pretty healthyful with 32%. maryland just urn 29 an virginia at 30%. so, if you are living in virginia i'm in the district. how are we doing? >> i'm trying. we are moms. always bring a snack just in case. i try to always have fruit in the bag to go but sometimes mcdonald's calls. >> exactly. i wasn't a big fruit and vegetable person as a child but as a parent. >> you try, you try to improve your habits. >> that's all that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming o
amtrak routes between virginia's tidewater area and newport news have been canceled because of the coming storm. these are live pictures from wrightsville beach, north carolina. many tourists and residents have left north carolina's outer banks. it's still unclear how close the strongest winds and heaviest surge will get to north carolina's fragile chain of barrier islands. tom is here now to tell us what he sees going on right now and some changes happening as we speak. >>> it looks like the winds are picking up at wrightsville beach. you can see the camera bouncing around, and the surf is getting rougher at wrightsville beach, north carolina. well, let's take a look across the tropical atlantic. we've got three named storms. we've got the major hurricane earl and then far to the south and east of that is a rather disorganized tropical storm, fiona. and that, though, is showing a little more organization as it moves off to the north, and that will likely stay way out to sea and not threaten the atlantic seaboard. farther to the east is gaston. it is a tropical storm and it's heading due
stations through the end of this week. a front -- about an hour from now residence in virginia are expected to speak out about a band over holiday decorations. the council will reconsider the ban on religious displays at the county courthouse. the board is expected to make a decision tomorrow. >> in many districts, teachers are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less. schools in fairfax, arlington and alexandria have experienced a jump in enrollment. at the same time by the budgets are much leaner this year. fairfax lost more than $34 million in funding. it >> investigators are announcing that the fire that killed 29 horses in west virginia may have been deliberately set. flames for god's name morning in 3-vote -- in three barnes. -- flames broke out in three s.rnes ♪ >> some claim the speake camera -- this speed cameras making some startling miscalculations. >> today, this camera is focused on -- these cameras are focused on both northbound and southbound routes to 10. drivers are saying that there is no way that the tickets they got there can be valid. >> some state it is highway r
on the mountains, only in the fourth on western maryland and much of west virginia, and right near the waters, it's in the upper 60s to near 70. the view from space over the last 12 hours showing canadian high pressure pumping in on the northwesterly breezes and that h be with us here throughout the day today with lots of sunshine and cooper weather. highs reaching near 80. that wind will be gusting around 25-mile-an-hour or so and it will diminish a bit tonight and still be a bit blustery tomorrow. cool tomorrow morning again down into the mid-50s. and saturday looks delightful, sunny in the morning, clouds in the afternoon, highs near 80, clouding up saturday night. could get much needed rain on sunday with highs near 80, but it does look like it will end in time for the skins game sunday night. now let's check traffic on this thursday morning. ashley linder, good morning. >>> fortunately we're wrapping up overnight road construction. we had a ton of it, so the inner loop at little river that's all gone and the outer look at 66, they're in the process of picking up that work zone. route 1 new c
that affected several northern virginia stations. the roslyn, courthouse, pentagon and crystal city. paramedics had to free one woman from an elevator after she not trapped at courthouse station. work could last through tomorrow. still not clear what caused the elevators to shut down. >>> this moing, georgetown university is investiting what they call several hate and bias incidents. they occurred between september 6th and 13th at two separate residce halls, now south hall and darnell halls. hitlerand swastikas were written on dry ee race boards. >>> a neighborhood dispute over a speed bump may have led to a murde in fairfax county in the springfield area. police say the suspect and victim knew each other. pat collins talked with neighbors who knew the victim. >> this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another m who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed bu on field master drive and how an argument over this hump could have led to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all us here. on all of us. he went to our house ihe would go away. he would check the papers an
for a rematch against martin o'mally. a northern virginia man will be at utah supreme court today in hopes of gaining custody of his daughter. john wyat says his daughter was adopted and taken to utah without his permission. his girlfriend gave birth last year without telling him and put emma up for adoption. he says that was in violation of fralt parental kidnapping laws. >> the death toll is growing in texas in the aftermath of tropical storm hermine. two people have died from rain associated with that storm. this comes after a number of dramatic reves like this. firefighters in arlington, texas pulling a woman to safety. check out this dramatic video from dallas. you'll see a tornado forming tearing apart a section of a rail chard. that twister slammed a truck into a warehouse. that was one of several tornados that touched down throughout the day. >> wildfires in colorado are burning out of control for a third day and four people are still missing. flames burning destroyed at least 136 homes so far. that makes this the most destructive series of wildfires in colorado history. many of th
're looking at. taking the trip into virginia, the issue will be just after the aqua quan on the approach to route 1. you lose the two left lanes. we had jammed conditions before the incident so this is adding to the delays. the hov are flying past this accident and no marc train delays to report at this point. craig and eun, back to you. >>> it's now 6:13. 75 degrees. president obama's new plan to turn around the economy. find out who will be seeing a tax cut and who won't. >>> the d krmt mayor's race is heating up, the difference you may see at the poll >>> breaking news, reports of a possible sex assault in fairfax county. let's go to kimberly suiters with the details. >> this information is just coming into the newsroom from the fairfax county police department. this possible sexual assault happened early this morning when a jogger found a woman who claimed she been assaulted. this is from the franconia area at the intersection of franconia and la vista drive. a jogger coming along, finds a woman who says she's been sexually assaulted. this jogger then notifies police. we do know the
. in the 50s in many locations. only in the 40s from allegheny and garrett counties and into west virginia. near the bay, upper 60s. highs today near 80. lots of sunshine. a blustery wind. 50s again saturday morning. sunny in the morning, but clouds on the increase saturday afternoon with a high near 80. looks like rain likely, needed rain, on sunday. ought to dry out in time for the skins game sunday night. a look into next week ten minutes. how is our traffic? >>> a couple of issues out of prince george's. an accident reported, no word on lane information, but we'll get to you. as we travel 270 southbound, 109 inching long southbound, but by the time you meet up with father hurley, the pace does start to pick up a little bit. around the kalt beltway, all is quiet past connecticut avenue. the headlights are on the outer look on the increase. along 95 in virginia, looks beautiful, but starting to stack up. you will find slow moving traffic leaving wood bridge headed up towards lorto ncht. back to you. >>> 6:12 is your time. what's happening on highways across the country that hasn't happen
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
is okay from t 5 past 270. live conditions here at university. virginia 66 heading eastbound tracking the trip, as well. everything is good from centreville past 50 to the capital beltway. as we take you over to 395 northbound, lanes are wide open. no issues to report making your way from t 5 past shirlington and beyond. back to you. >>> campaign 2010 in the district has led to a new mayor. voters ousted mayor fenty in the democratic primary in favor of city council chairman vincent gray. with 90% of precincts reporting gray leads with 53% of the vote to fenty's 48%. -- 46%. chris fin fisher is live with more. >> this race wasn't called until 2:00 this morning. and gray didn't even give his tip stance speech until a half hour later. so this is a very, very late night for even involved from all the campaign workers here at the headquarters to the campaign itself. vince gray took the stage at 2:30 this morning. this victory virtually assures that gray will be the city's next mayor. after all he has no republican challengers and fenty previously said he will not be a write in candidate.
of fairfax county. of of montgomery county. low 50s. loudon and frederick, as well as into northern virginia. weather watchers reportg only near 50. west of the blue ridge, a little bit warmer. winchester, 58. rural areas, only in the 40s to near 50. eastern shore, mid-50s under a clear sky. lots of sunshine as high pressure is moving in. highs reaching near 80. tomorrow, increasing clouds. blustery, southerly wind should warm us to the low to mid-80s. needed rain thursday night. dry friday into the weekend. how is your traffic now, jerry? >> certainly picking up volume. 95 nkd through the enter changes. northbound traffic, left side of your screen. overnight road wrk southbound. right now southbound is doing okay northbound to the capital beltway. let's head over and update you on 270. the good news is it's not as bad as it appears along 270 as you round the bend. just a little volume. travel lanes open. metro and vre are okay. brunswick 870 is 12 minutes behind schedule. we'll keep you updated. >>> this morning vincent gray is poised to become the district's next mayor. he defeated adrian
security. >>> summer vacation ended today for a dozen school districts in northern virginia. including the largest fairfax county. 9news now spent the morning at james madison high in vienna and caught the opening bell. >> good morning, madison. students, faculty, and staff, good morning and welcome back. >> how you feeling? first day of school? >> fired. i'm just waking up. >> a little bit nervous, but excited. >> i'm really excited so' all any friends i haven't seen over the summer. >> i'm happy to have the man of the house back learning. >> some new fees you need to know about, parent wills have to pay $75 if they want their child to take an advanced placement or international test. athletes will have to pay $100 per sport to play. >>> the president is ready to hit the road to boost the national economy. a preview of his new plan is coming up. but first, the work may be finished, but the delays, they are still lingering. why red line trains are moving slowly this week. that's next. topper. >> i have to tell you, it's hot out here, but it's comfortable. the high was 94, low 6
that with a guest from "the washington post." he also plans to meet with local families in richmond, virginia, and iowa, to talk about the economy, and do some more campaigning here at home and washington. on friday, a ceremony for justice elena kagan that the supreme court. speaking of the supreme court's newest justice, "usa today" reports that she first is -- faces the first supreme court test today. where with no law clerks are sectors present, to decide which cases to take up later how they should be resolved. and a first of the private sessions for the new term, which officially begins october 4, they will slip through thousands of appeals filed over the summer to decide which should be job -- granted hearings. the conference room is where all of the most and poor decisions of the most and poor decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else -- the most important decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else. many justices speak about how intimidating the first sessions can be. in hawaii justice anthony kennedy says the first confere
and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in the sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from the 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. >> we're going to talk a little bit about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big, tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for this. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so, everybody's getting ready for what will be a big flooding rain
rolling through tonight. >>> summer vacation is officially over in northern virginia. students in a dozen school districts, including the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun, and prince william counties went back to school this morning. in vienna, parents and the kids had mixed feelings. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm just waking up. >> i'm nervous, but excited. >> i'm really excited to see all my friends. >> i'm happy to have the man of the house back. >> fairfax county is the largest school system in the area with more than 170,000 students. it has seen a spike in enrollment in the past few years while at the same time, dealing with budget cuts. >> over the last few years, we had to make cuts across the board in the classrooms, increasing class size, decreasing services in the schools. secretarial principals, the list goes on over the last two years. for this school year, we have not made any additional cuts. >> but parents will have to pay $75 if they want their child to take an advanced placement and athletes are going to be paying $100 per sport they play in school
back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? without objection. >> madam speaker, what we just heard is nonsense. my friends on the other side of the aisle had had their way, in the worse -- worst economic recession in 80 years which was on their watch, they would have done nothing. mr. connolly: a republican economist said that but for the recover have iry and -- recovery and reinvestment act we would have gone into the great depression. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? without objection. mr. smith: our nation's unemployment continues to whoever near 10% and 15 million americans are looking for a job. that's seven million more than when the current majority took over. we have seen the results of these failed fiscal policies. deficits, debt, and economy which continues to struggle. unemployment has been above 9% for 16 consecutive months. instead of putting forth a bipartisan plan to spur job creation, washington democrats seem to be doing the exact opposite. in just a few
from 66 all the way to the 270 spur on the west side of town but accident- free through virginia and maryland. moving onto 395 folks, leaving d.c. via this route, no major complaints coming from drivers in this part of town once you hit 95, though, it will be slow from fairfax county parkway to route 123. and finally, we are going to wrap it up in d.c. where here in the traffic center we are also keeping our eyes on the police activity around the u street area. u street closed between 9th and 14th streets. you will want to take florida avenue to get around this. back to you. >> thanks. >>> still ahead tonight, confusion at the university of texas after a gunman opened fire on campus before shooting himself. >>> plus the battle over the will left by the late anna nicole smith's husband heads back to the u.s. supreme court. >>> from back yard politics to big college rallies. president obama hits the campaign trail hard for democrats. i'm joel brown at the white house. >>> president obama is on a campaign style swing through three states in two days. he's raising cash and supporting
. western maryland and west virginia. we're generally in the 50s. washington, mid-60s. low 60s near the bay. highs with lots of sun today. much of the region near 80 degrees. it will be cooler in the mountains. tonight a mostly clear evening. sun tomorrow morning but clouding up with highs in the low to mid-80s. thursday evening we might have a passing shower late in the evening or prawn. cloudy friday morning, in the 60s. sun back in the afternoon. low 80s. and looks like a nice weekend coming up. saturday should be mostly sunny. lows in the 50s. afternoon highsn the low 80s. a look at sunday and into next week with the extended outlook. that will be in ten minutes at 5:21. let's chec traffic now for this wednesday morning. how is it looking, jerry? >> tom, a possible fly in the ointment. florida avenue, word of a tractor trailer broken down in the roadway. looks like it's just past the camera there. it's reported to be in the right lane. heads-up for that as you travel toward northweson new york avenue. picking up a ltle bit of volume. new hampshire avenue. both directions between the ame
george's and montgomery counties. >>> a man in south riding, virginia is behind bars for sexually saassaulting a woman tt he met on eharmony. it happened at the suspect's house in loudoun county. pat collins talked to peoplen the neighborhood who are alarmed about that arrest. >> reporter: a sex crime in thir well tailored community in south riding. people, most upset. >> they ought to put these people away. it is horrible, what's going on. >> think in this block is a family block with kids playing. not something like, some crime like that taking place he. >> reporter: police say this man used the internet to befriend a woman whom he later held captive and victimized. >> the person may seem like a nic person on the other end of the phone. if you don't know them, you have to assume that foul play could be involved. >> reporter: accoing to the sheriff, this go back to june. that's when they stay suspect john swan evanset the victim on the dating website eharmony.com. july, they say, he lured her to his house here in south riding. and health her against her will. and sexually assault
, virginia, at 88 degrees. annapolis at 75. as we look tough the day tomorrow, a little bit warmer. high around 87 in washington. 86 in warrenton. 85 toward frederickburg. another great day tomorrow. a slight chance of rain. i'll update out when that will happen coming updi my forecast. >> thanks. >>> a 9-hour stand-off in prince george's county is over. the suspect has been hospitalized after shooting hielf. >> it all began in the 8600 block ofÑi richboro road in capitals heights, maryland. some of the eight people held hostage spoke about their ordeal withnews4's john schriffen. >> reporter: a terrifying ordeal for family members of this victim who say they were inside the house when the gunman storm in. we're learning at one point,çó eight people were being held hostage. this stand-off with police finally ended nearly nine hours later. after the suspect turned the gun on him. family members of the female victim were emotional after a two-day stand-off finally came to an end. prince george's county police say it started around 10:00 tuesday night in this house at the end of the road
there. farther to the west, still in the 60s in much of western maryland. panhandle of west virginia and shenandoah valley. it seems almost wintry. these are the current dew points. they are in the 40s. this is the driest day we have had in a long time, since even about have the summer. we have dry weather all the way down to the atlantic beaches too. this continues to come in on some northwest breezes. these are the latest wind gusts. they have been around 20 to 25 miles an hour gusts. as we look at the other temperatures, out of the mountains, still in the low 60s. eastern shore, east of the bay and away from the waters, still near 70 degrees. all this coming from high pressure, which continues to move in off the great lakes. it is assisted by an area of low pressure spinning away over eastern new england and northern new england. that lull combined with this area of high pressure giving us a little bit of blustery wind. these are the remnants of tropic tropical storm hermine. this high pressure is going to hold forth for the next couple of days. some of the moisture will be along
that, we'll be watching matthew carefully. robin? >> we will. thank you, sam. >>> the state of virginia carried out the death penalty last night in the state's first execution of a woman in nearly a century. this particular case is re-igniting the debate over crime and punishment. krim sciutto is in virginia with this. >> reporter: we're hearing of an harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses described lewis as terrified and trembling in the chamber. she turned down a sedative, offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her, as she was put to death. it's here, inside this cramped death chamber, where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as described by the laws in the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: her minister of seven years, kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was ready for this? >> she resigned herself to this. and she knew for seven years that this was a good possibility. but she did
to that level. the court in 2003 struck down part of a virginia law that banned cross burning. the justices said it was illegal only if it's done specifically to intimidate someone. katie? >> couric: all right. jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks very much. now to the war in afghanistan. general petraeus has said the u.s. cannot succeed without winning the hearts and minds of afghan civilians, but tonight will's a disturbing development and a story david martin first reported back in may, u.s. troops accused of killing civilians in cold blood. david tells us 12 soldiers are now facing military charges. >> reporter: if the charges are proven, this was the platoon from hell. five american soldiers accused of murdering afghan civilians just because they could. seven more involved in the coverup, plus mutilating corpses, taking pot shots at afghan civilians, smoking hash, and beating up a private who blew the whistle. they may have done more harm to the american cause in afghanistan than any equivalent number of taliban could hope to cause. >> this is the kind of thing that hurts us enormously a
and virginia, south of fredericksburg. interstate 95 at route 1, spotsylvania has two overturned vehicles and a horse trailer that overturned in the medium. both directions of interstate 95 south of fredericksburg are affected. we had a crash in the inner loop near braddock roper that will hang you up out of springfield, virginia. there is an accident in college park with a motorcycle down on the inner loop on route one on your way into greenbelt. blue and orange lines delayed from metro because of a sixth customer who has been taken care of. >>> another beautiful day in washington. here is a look at the sun rise in frederick. there is a few-clouds and 55 degrees in frederick. our forecast for today calls for a lot of sunshine and a cold front will move through and it will become breezy at 10-20 miles per hour. 82 will be a high temperature today and sunny and near 80 tomorrow and chance of showers thursday into friday and 70's for saturday. >>> today is primary day in maryland and d.c. and the polls are now open. the contentious matters raised in d.c. between mayor adrian fenty and vince
of west virginia and western maryland there are a few upper 40's. high temperatures near 80 degrees with a lot of s all of america's -- wow. all of america's weather coming up on this friday in just a minute. george and robin? >> you are happy the weekend is upon us. >> i am. >> thank you sam. >>> after a year in iranian prison, one of the american hikers set to be released tomorrow. what does that mean for the other two hikers still being held? >>> and later, are your pants lying to you? why your pants size may be larger than you think. say it isn't so. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] the best way to tell how great you look is in your jeans. drop a jean size in two weeks with the special k challenge and enjoy a good source of fiber in many of your favorite special k products. ♪ jeans don't lie. go to specialk.com to design your plan. stay twice... earn a free night! two separate stays at comfort inn or any of these choice hotels can earn you a free night -- only when you book at choicehotels.com. can earn you a free night -- with the best decongestant. my choice is clear. claritin-d
lane. a jackknifed truck. look at that pace of traffic live. in virginia we've had our share of wrecks. nothing blocking on 66 but lighting up big time out of gainesville. this is 395 live. duke street to get to the 14th street bridge. lanes are open northbound through the pentagon. >> thank you so much, lisa. our storm watch coverage continues in alexandria. heavy downpours continue to cause problems. courtney, is there. >> we are right next to the waterfront here in alexandria, a low-lying area where we often see the potomac come in cresting over during high tide. not expecting that for a couple hours, nonetheless, we are seeing rain coming down. flooding, i can tell you the inside of this starbucks i've already seen a little bit of water seeping in. these businesses are used to water coming in. they have sandbags just in case we see that. the other thing we should say is while it seems light right now. it is very easy for this water to come up, flooding the streets. it happens very quickly which is why we have the flash flood warnings in effect until 10:45 a.m. taking a look out her
york city area. they started in ohio. moved think west virginia. and all the way, along the way, there was damage with very powerful storms. live shot out of cleveland, ohio, this morning. we'll show you the same scene. here's what happens now, through the midwest today. there are more storms in line today. we think from the des moines area toward kansas city, there will be powerful storms. chicagoland, the storms will roll north of you there. elsewhere around the nation, there's one or two places we want to highlight. the heat continues throughout the deep south. we have the rain that started yesterday and continues today in the northwest. >>> sunny and 70 downtown right now and 68 degrees in a park. we are when -- on our way to the mid-80's. it will be a pleasant friday and another nice wee and all that weather was brought to you by whisk laundry detergent. george? >> thank you, sam. >>> when we come back, nap time. why more companies say it's okay to sleep on the job. new wisk, with our breakthrough stain spectrum technology targets all the major stain groups like particulate
to virginia traffic across the 14th street bridge near a stalled car. >>> total sunshine outside right now. that will be the story for most of the day and 56 degrees at reagan national airport. winchester is 65 degrees. mostly sunny skies today and a lot cooler than yesterday. high temperatures will be in the upper 70's. low humidity levels and they will breezy. tomorrow, the wind will calm down and by the weekend we will see added clouds on sunday and a chance of a few showers. >>> governor bob mcdonnell wants to sell virginia's state-owned liquor stores to generate $500 million for highway projects. up to 1000 liquor store licenses would be auctioned off. we will have another news update at 8:56. for continuous news coverage, tune in to tbd news on news channel 8. i think it's greatove about how they put politicss union? above my chi education. it's cool how the union makes it almo impossible to fire bad teachers. it's impressive how my dues money supports politicians i don't even like. dcchers union has failed our kids, played politics, and now is threatening to file a lawsuit to block
to more than 100,000 -- 100 million homes. >> president obama met with fairfax, virginia, residents today. at one. obama said he hopes the democrats and republicans can work on legislation after the midterm elections. this is one hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you so much for being here. i want to give a special thanks to some individuals. i am grateful for their hospitality. they have a wonderful family and for them to open up their back yard foxcast -- backyard for us is very nice. thank you to the entire family for opening up and thank you for taking the time to be here, because i was telling john that a lot of times when you are in washington, you are busy, you have a lot of stuff to do, and you are in a bubble when your president, and sometimes you do not have the opportunity to have the kinds of interactions even when i was a senate or. these formats are terrific for me, and my hope is by all these people who are here with cameras and microphones and all that stuff that people will not be shy, because the point of this is for me to hear directly from you and answer your questions, he
by a shark on friday in virginia beach. caleb and his friends were hoping for big waves. instead, look at that. they got a terrifying surprise. they were just chest deep when they realized they weren't alone. >> he said, there's something out here with us, and i couldn't even finish my next sentence before it already grabbed my ankle. and i kind of felt a little thrashing. >> from the waist down, he had carbon in his blood. i had a lot on my arms. it was pretty hectic. >> i immediately jumped on my board to get myself out of the water. as i did, i felt my board start to lean back, and i felt a sharp pain in my knee. after that, he let go. it was just a quick bite and release. >> wow, caleb rushed to the hospital. 51 stitches in his foot. relieved he didn't lose the leg. but the attack is not going to keep him out of the water, bonnie, like so many surfers. even a shark won't keep them out. they love it. >> they do. and they love when there's any kind of tropical system nearby to give them big waves. we say don't do it because of the rip tides. it's so dangerous to head out there. speak
are searching for the cause of a barn fire monday in west virginia. at least 27 racehorses were killed, but firefighters were able to rescue more than two dozen others. >>> and jefferson thomas, one of the civil rights pioneers known as the little rock nine died sunday in columbus, ohio. thomas and eight other students integrated the state's largest public school in 1957. the group received congressional gold medals in 1989. thomas died of cancer, he was 67 years old. let's go back to matt, meredith >>> good morning. clear skies and temperatures around the region generally in the 60s. no precipitation around the region as we get back to work and school on this tuesday morning. 69 at national airport. arlington, fairfax, montgomery counties, parts of 06s. highs today into the 80s with lots of sun and low humidity. a few midday clouds might produce a passing shower. a small chance. >> and that's your latest weather. >>> it's hard to believe this weekend will mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. and the angry debate over the mosque at ground zero has increased animosity against
it. >> all right. well, pat buchanan, you let out a rebel yell last night in mcclain, virginia, heard all the way down to vienna. why were you so excited about this victory in delaware that will certainly, almost certainly assure that harry reid, if he wins in nevada, will be the majority leader for two more years? >> it was the heart, not the head responding. the truth is -- no, that's the truth. look, here's a very attractive young woman, fresh and maybe she's not schooled, et cetera, but she's knocked off somebody, a big rockefeller republican, the greatest night of her life. and you've got to rejoice with her, and rove's attitude, his analysis may be spot-on, but his attitude looked contemptuous, to me. and i'll tell you, my guess is this morning, people that look at that karl rove, if we run the whole clip, i don't see how you respond positively to that. i mean, i think what romney has to do and people like that is to say, look, we can't win without these folks with us. they won this one. let's go down there and help them. we lost. we may not have liked it. but let's get together
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